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B3nder

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A good while ago there was a thread where someone had the design for a marking gauge.

It was very smart using 3 pieces of wood for the fence and a wedge to hold the fence in place.

That is about all I can recall, can anyone point me in the direction of the thread.

(I've used the search bit with no luck).
 

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Thanks,

What is the best method for cutting the wedge into the fence for an English one.

Simply just raise one side of the line to create the slope?
 

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B3nder":ovi0p9dm said:
Thanks,

What is the best method for cutting the wedge into the fence for an English one.

Simply just raise one side of the line to create the slope?
Yes that will do it. A shallow angle is better at holding. To transfer that angle to the wedge place squared bit of wood against the sloped side of motice then mark off with a pencil. Plane to line. For final fitting of wedge I rub on sandpaper on a flat surface.
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Thanks for the infor gents.

Think I'll go for the version Pete showed above.
 

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Good luck and remember that having a few gauges around is handy so might as well go for a batch. Cutting the mortices is better done on a bigger bit of wood as it is easier to hold and clamp down so making a few at a time is practical and saves wood. I have some with pins some with cutters and one that takes a pencil.
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